Huawei Maimang 4 is the G8 in China, powered by the Snapdragon 616

Huawei Maimang 4 is the G8 in China, powered by the Snapdragon 616
The version of the Huawei G8 expected to be available in China is reportedly known as the Huawei Maimang 4. The name isn't the only thing different between the two devices. Unlike the G8, which is powered by the Snapdragon 615 SoC, the Maimang 4 has the Snapdragon 616 under the hood. The difference between the Snapdragon 615 and Snapdragon 616 goes to the core of the matter.

The Snapdragon 616 features four Cortex-A53 cores with a 1.7GHz clock speed, and four Cortex A-53 cores clocked at 1.2GHz. The Snapdragon 615 has the same four 1.7GHz Cortex A-53 cores. The difference is in the remaining four Cortex A-53 cores, which are clocked at 1.0GHz. Thus, one of the differences between the two chipsets is the slightly faster clock speed on the Snapdragon 616. The Snapdragon 616 also gives handsets more connectivity choices thanks to the X5 LTE World Mode modem, and also features Cat. 4 LTE speeds (up to 150Mbps). 

The rest of the specs for the MaiMang 4 include a 5.5-inch screen carrying a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution. Consumers have a choice between a version with 2GB of RAM inside with 16GB of internal storage (priced at the equivalent of $338 USD), or the version with 3GB of RAM inside with 32GB of internal memory (priced at the equivalent of $402 USD). On back of both models is a 13MP camera with OIS, and a 5MP front-facing camera for selfies and video chats. A 3000mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android 5.1 is pre-installed. And yes, there is a fingerprint scanner on board.

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source: GizmoChina

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

Some sources says it uses OmniVision sensors . But Huawei official website says it uses RBGW sensor with OIS . Does OmniVision has RBGW sensor ???

2. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Come to the West, Huawei. You'll make plenty sales here

3. ChenHui88

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

I'd be so happy if this is the base for the rumored upcoming Huawei Nexus. I'll even accept a QHD screen, just add a bigger battery then I'm sold.

4. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Surely it should have been called the S614 since it is a speed reduction

5. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Or maybe you can't read!

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